5-hour Energy 500

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

TV/Radio: TNT/WNPV (1440-AM)

Race course: 2.5-mile tri-oval

Race distance: 200 laps

Race forecast: Showers, 70 degrees

Last year's winner: Denny Hamlin

Last year's pole winner: Kyle Busch, 169.485 mph

Track qualifying record: Kasey Kahne, 172.533 mph (June 2004)

Track facts: Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon are tied for the most Pocono wins (4) among full-time active drivers. Hamlin has won two of the last three Pocono races. In winning last year, Hamlin led the last 16 laps (total of 88). Kyle Busch was second, Tony Stewart was third . . . In a change from prior years, the order for qualifying will be based on speeds in tomorrow's first practice session, not the combined sessions. Qualifying starts Saturday at 11:10 a.m. . . . Sam Hornish Jr. will attempt to qualify for his first Cup race of the year at Pocono in the No. 38 Ford. The former IndyCar champion is replacing Travis Kvapil, who will be racing in the truck series at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. Hornish is 26th in Nationwide Series points (only five starts) after three unsuccessful seasons in Cup . . . Jason Lee, star of TNT's "Memphis Beat," will be grand marshal for the race.

Wins: Kevin Harvick, 3; Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, 2 each; Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Trevor Bayne, Regan Smith, Brad Keselowski, 1 each.

SPRINT CUP STANDINGS

Through 13 of 36 races

Pvs. Pts. Behind

1. Carl Edwards. . . 1 485 -

2. Jimmie Johnson. . . 3 445 -40

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.. . . 3 444 -41

4. Kevin Harvick. . . 2 442 -43

5. Kyle Busch. . . 5 425 -60

6. Kurt Busch. . . 6 414 -71

7. Matt Kenseth. . . 7 412 -73

8. Tony Stewart. . . 9 393 -92

9. Clint Bowyer. . . 8 391 -94

10. Ryan Newman. . . 10 382 -103

11. Denny Hamlin. . . 12 381 -104

12. Greg Biffle. . . 11 377 -108

13. Jeff Gordon. . . 16 364 -121

14. Mark Martin. . . 14 357 -128

15. Juan Montoya. . . 15 357 -128

16. A.J. Allmendinger. . . 13 352 -133

17. David Ragan. . . 18 344 -141

18. Kasey Kahne. . . 19 339 -146

19. Marcos Ambrose. . . 17 338 -147

20. Paul Menard. . . 20 331 -154

Up next: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, June 19, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich., 1 p.m.; TV: TNT; last year's winner: Denny Hamlin.

- Bill Fleischman